Kevin O'Leary Quotes.
If I were the president of the United States, I would make unions illegal. They no longer serve a functional purpose in democracy, in my view.
I’m not a tough guy. I’m just delivering the truth and only the truth and if you can’t deal with it, too bad.
You can’t regulate a soul into a business.
I don’t mind rude people. I want people that I can make money with, so if their executional abilities are good, and they’re arrogant and rude, I don’t care.
All businesses require capital, management and labor, and business executives, wanting to grow and maintain profitable enterprises, have a strong incentive to keep costs, including labor, as low as possible.
Nobody forces you to work at Wal-Mart. Start your own business! Sell something to Wal-Mart!
If a man could give birth it would be to a book – it’s an 18-month gestation period.
When you’re an investor, you can look at the quantitative and qualitative elements of an investment, but there’s a third aspect: What you feel in your gut.
So much of life is a negotiation – so even if you’re not in business, you have opportunities to practice all around you.
For whatever reason somebody can be convinced to buy a PC, it opens up a whole new market for all of us in the software business.
Filming ‘The Road to Riches’ was surprisingly difficult for me. I learned that going back to career successes and failures can be emotionally exhausting as you are forced to revisit the euphoric highs and painful lows in high speed.
As far as I’m concerned, Twitter has wiped out Facebook. I’m done with Facebook.
I think every entrepreneur in Canada owes the next generation a road map of how to do it again.
When you’re travelling, your day is jam-packed. I just don’t have time to whip out a PC all the time. But I can whip out a BlackBerry and tweet. I keep a constant diary of where I’m at and why I’m there.
We have to change public perception of ex-convicts. Most Canadians don’t realize that when you come out of prison, you’re a complete pariah. You can’t get a car loan or money from a bank to start a business. So most end up back in prison within 24 months. It’s just so wrong. We need to fix this problem.
People are aware of what I stand for through television. Nobody gets rich on TV but you build brand. That’s what I’m attempting to do.
All we do is bring the debate from both sides, and let you as a viewer decide where you want to end up on the issue. That’s very important. That’s exactly what happens in ‘Redemption Inc.’
My worst fashion faux pas: probably orange shoes with white pants. I thought I looked spectacular.
There are a lot of impractical things about owning a Porsche. But they’re all offset by the driving experience. It really is unique. Lamborghinis and Ferraris come close. And they are more powerful, but they don’t handle like a Porsche.
I want to go to bed richer than when I woke up. The pursuit of wealth is a wonderful thing, but the thing is you have to be honest about it, you have to tell the truth.
Unions are about the collective leverage, the power of numbers versus the power of capital.
When you come to ‘Shark Tank,’ the only person you should listen to is me, because you know you’re getting the truth. I’ll decide if it’s worth it, and after I’m finished, the rest of the people can look into it.
When I turned 50, something clicked in my head and I said, ‘I’m not going to live to 100. I’m half-cooked already.’ I set the family down and I said, ‘Listen everybody, we’re now entering the decade of Daddy. We’re going to start doing things that I want to do.’
You may lose your wife, you may lose your dog, your mother may hate you. None of those things matter. What matters is that you achieve success and become free. Then you can do whatever you like.
Here’s how I think of my money – as soldiers – I send them out to war everyday. I want them to take prisoners and come home, so there’s more of them.
I’m not trying to make friends, I’m trying to make money.
Protecting Americans from harm goes beyond police and national defense. It’s imperative that we not destroy the commons, the physical environment on which we rely.
I have had some great successes and great failures. I think every entrepreneur has. I try to learn from all of them.
Don’t cry about money, it never cries for you.
The only reason to do business is to make money; that’s the only reason for doing business.
If you want a friend, buy a dog.
Being an employee is a bad outcome. You want to avoid that. Being an employee is never a good outcome. That’s just an opinion.
There’s something very visceral about watching people beg for money. It’s powerful.
I do not own a single security anywhere that doesn’t pay a dividend, and I formed a mutual-fund company with that very simple philosophy.
Business is war. I go out there, I want to kill the competitors. I want to make their lives miserable. I want to steal their market share. I want them to fear me and I want everyone on my team thinking we’re going to win.
I like gold because it is a stabilizer; it is an insurance policy.
When you bring an idea that has no merit to me, and you ask me to comment on it, I’m going to tell you it has no merit.
Steve Jobs had his critics. Some saw him as an egomaniac, and others, as a control freak.